Research which moves and connects Kleve


What is promuove?

promouve is a research project which explores incentive and information structures within the greater context of multimodal mobility and transportation concepts. The project is led by researchers from the Faculty of Society and Economics, and is supported by third-party funding from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

promouve explores both peoples’ willingness to use new infrastructure and methods of transportation, as well as how and where appropriate incentive structures can be implemented. The project approaches these questions from a multi-disciplinary perspective, incorporating expertise and insight from a wide range of fields ranging from economics and sociology, to computer science.

Our goal is to establish transportation research at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences as well as develop new ideas and concepts to benefit Kleve – a goal shared by the many public officials and residents of the city who lend their help to us, for example by participating in voluntary surveys about their views on mobility challenges and must-have improvements in Kleve. 

If you’d like to learn more about current or upcoming developments and plans of the promouve researchers, or if you just have general questions about the project, please send us an e-mail at

Project Lead

Prof. Dr. Thomas Pitz
Economics with a focus on
Game Theory



Prof. Dr. Hasan Alkaş
Economics with a focus on
Applied Microeconomics

Prof. Dr. Irmgard Buder
Renewable Energy and

Prof. Dr. Jörn Sickmann
Economics with a focus on
Industrial Organisation and
Business Financing

Wolf Gardian
Scientific Staff

Swantje Neuhaus
Scientific Staff

Benedikt Piekorz
Scientific Staff

Nile Nyama Hossein
Graduate Assistant

Ghulam Mustafa
Graduate Assistant

Christian Walter
Undergraduate Assistant

Phillip Wanitzek
Undergraduate Assistant


promouve in the Press

Die Hochschule will Kleve bewegen
(Rheinische Post, 22 Jan. 2015)